See also: área, àrea, and äreä

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin area.

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area (plural areas or areæ)

  1. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  2. A particular geographic region.
  3. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
    The photo is a little dark in that area.
  4. Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
    • 2013 September-October, Rob Dorit, “Making Life from Scratch”, American Scientist: 
      Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.
    The plans are a bit vague in that area.   My guts are a bit sore in that area.
  5. (UK) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)
  6. (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2-2 Arsenal”, BBC:
      Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.
  7. (slang) Genitals.

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AfrikaansEdit

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area (plural areas)

  1. area

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese arẽa, from Latin arēnā (sand).

NounEdit

area f (plural areas)

  1. sand (grain)
  2. sand (collectively)

SynonymsEdit

  • (sand collectively): xabre

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ārea. Cognate to Italian aia (which is not borrowed but inherited).

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area f (plural aree)

  1. area, surface
  2. land, ground
  3. field, sector

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of uncertain origin. According to a hypothesis, it is related to āreō (I become dry), on notion of a dry, bare space.

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ārea f (genitive āreae); first declension

  1. open space
  2. a threshing floor
  3. vocative singular of ārea

āreā f

  1. ablative singular of ārea

InflectionEdit

First declension (1). First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ārea āreae
genitive āreae āreārum
dative āreae āreīs
accusative āream āreās
ablative āreā āreīs
vocative ārea āreae

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area

  1. area

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area c

  1. (geometry) area; a measure of squared distance.

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